Hot and Sour Tofu Soup (Suan La Dofu Tang)


Forget the complicated Cantonese Hot and Sour Soup with a million ingredients! This is an authentic central Chinese version that will warm your heart and your palate without sending you on a hunt for ingredients.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
2 servings


  • 4 cups vegetable broth

  • 1 (12 ounce) package silken tofu, diced

  • 2 green onions, chopped

  • 1 eggs, beaten

  • 1 portobello mushroom, halved and sliced

  • 2 cups chopped cabbage

  • 1 tablespoon Thai chile sauce

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon citric acid powder (Optional)


  1. Measure broth into a saucepan, and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Add tofu and green onions. Slowly drizzle in the beaten egg to make long strands of egg. Add mushrooms and cabbage, and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and season with chili sauce, vinegar and soy sauce. Stir in citric acid if using.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

256 Calories
8g Fat
26g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 256
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 2390mg 104%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 1264mg 6,322%
Calcium 162mg 12%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 890mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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